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Growing Number of Tech Companies Move to Stockpile AI Patents

Tech companies often frame their decision to release internally-developed artificial intelligence software as open-source projects in altruistic terms.  At the same time, some companies are now racing to patent the AI techniques and applications they have developed using machine learning, according to this story from Wired . This stockpiling of patents underscores the strategic importance of AI...

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